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LORENA RODRIGUEZ (1972), MEXICAN PAINTER – From the personal to the universal

ONE BRUSHSTROKE AT A TIME TO SHATTER STEREOTYPES ABOUT MEXICAN WOMEN LORENA RODRIGUEZ 1/3 – She was born in Monterrey (Mexico) and she held a degree from Graphic Design. Motivating artistic force in her life from time she was born was her mother (painter and art teacher). Lorena’s paintings explore many layers, which comprise Mexican women and the society, in …

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JUAN SORIANO (1920/2006), MEXICAN PAINTER – Between portraits, still lifes and surrealistic scenes

LONG HISTORY OF MEXICAN ABSTRACT AND SURREALIST PAINTER JUAN SORIANO 1/3 – He has been one of Mexico’s most important modern artists, expressing his creativity among the imagination of Mexican muralists and experimental adventure. Http://www.juansoriano.net/biografia/bio2.html Veteran child of the Mexican Revolution was born in Guadalajara, but developed his distinctive style since he was fifteen years old in Mexico City. His …

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JOSÉ CLEMENTE OROZCO (1883/1949), MEXICAN PAINTER – Art ambassador and tireless traveler

THE GIGANTISM OF MURALS BOLD AND HIGHLY COLORED IN STYLE JOSÉ CLEMENTE OROZCO 1/3 – He was born in Ciudad Guzman. http://www.museodeartecarrillogil.com/ This Mexican social painter specialized in painting human suffering through murals. Between 1922 and 1948, his murals enriched the cultural heritage of many cities (such as Mexico City, New York and Guadalajara). When he was a child, on …

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GUNTHER GERZSO (1915/2000), MEXICAN PAINTER – versatile artist

SURREALIST STYLE MEXICAN PAINTER – The evolution from Mexican art to Abstract art GUNTHER GERZSO 1/3 – He was born in Mexico City in the times of the Revolution and his father was a Hungarian immigrant. During the revolution, the economic crisis caused the family fled to Europe, but later they returned to Mexico. Not being able take care of …

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MICHAEL PARKES (1944), AMERICAN PAINTER – The magical realism of painter with spanish blood in his veins

PAINTING IMAGERY DRAWN FROM CABALISTIC AND TANTRIC TRADITIONS – The creative horizons of painter, who loves India MICHAEL PARKES 1/3 – His creative horizon is populated by strange beasts and mysterious winged women. On his canvases fight Good and Evil, remaining suspended alongside the desires of the heart. He was born in 1944 in Sikeston (Missouri), but his parents are …

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WILLIAM GLACKENS (1870/1938), AMERICAN PAINTER – Quick brush strokes on intense color palettes

CHEERFUL SUBJECT OF LEISURE ACTIVITIES – WILLIAM GLACKENS – Painting over dark manner, away from social realism WILLIAM GLACKENS 1/3 – He was born in Philadelphia in 1870, where studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and he began his artistic career. In 1895, he went to Paris to deepen the study of European painting. Back in America, his …

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JAMES ABBOTT MCNEILL WHISTLER (1834/1903), AMERICAN PAINTER – Art for Art

EXPLORING THE MULTIPLICITY OF ARTISTIC TECHNIQUES – When Painting Aesthetics becomes an attitude of taste and thought JAMES ABBOTT MCNEILL WHISTLER 1/3 – For him, the sole purpose of a painting was to be a source of delight, evoking sensual pleasures of visual and auditory nature, without worrying about emotions for its purposes. He was born in Lowell in 1834, …

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MARK KOSTABI (1960), AMERICAN PAINTER – Faceless figures and unidentified mannequins suspended between dreamlike and metaphysical atmospheres

HE WISHES HIS PICTURES GIVE JOY, EVEN TELLING THE LONELINESS – MARK KOSTABI MARK KOSTABI 1/3 – He paints faceless figures, which express man’s fears. He was born in Los Angeles in 1960, as a child of Estonian immigrants. He graduated at Fullerton’s California State University. Looking at his paintings, you may notice something unusual: paying homage to the Masters …

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REMEDIOS VARO (1908/1963), SPANISH PAINTER – Painting a very personal surrealism

METAMORPHOSIS OF THE FEMALE FIGURE AND SHADES OF ALCHEMY – Imagination within the parameters of surrealism – REMEDIOS VARO REMEDIOS VARO 1/3 – Anglès, small town in Catalonia, is the place, where she was born in 1908. She became a famous surrealist painter, especially active in Mexico. As a young woman, she was interested in drawing, she was only 15 …

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RAMON CASAS I CARBO (1866/1932), SPANISH PAINTER – Catalan Modernism and avant-garde movements

AT THE GATE OF SPANISH PICTORIAL MODERNISM – Between portraits and caricatures RAMON CASAS I CARBO 1/3 – He was the son of a wealthy family and soon revealed his inclination to art. He had become famous for his paintings on social revolts, but he was also graphic designer of billboard poster and postcards. His 64-year-old parenthesis opens and closes …

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